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Poster: light into ashes Date: Apr 28, 2010 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Favorite Garcia Quote?

Kind of at random - one of my favorites is when he starts a 1994 interview:
"I'll take off my glasses. They don't convey much humanity."

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 28, 2010 12:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

Might be from the same 94 interview you're talking about -- definitely late in the game -- JG is being interviewed on camera by some John Tesh clone for god-know's-what program. He's coming down the stairs off the back of the stage when the guys says, "Nice to meet you," and Jerry replies, "I can't do anything about that. If you can handle it, I guess I can."

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Apr 28, 2010 3:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

"That's the vulgate." Because, honestly, just how the hell did he even know that word?

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Poster: rastamon Date: Apr 29, 2010 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

From a 1972 Rolling Stone Interview with Jerry Garcia.

Reich:
"Why is it important to get high? What good does it do anybody - the world, the community or people themselves?"

Jerry Garcia:
"To get really high is to forget yourself - and to forget yourself is to see everything else - and to see everything else is to become an understanding molecule in evolution, a conscious tool of the universe. And I think every human being should be a conscious tool of the universe. That's why I think it's important to get high"

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Apr 30, 2010 8:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

Great one rasta; had never heard that one before! As Jerry once said "Too far out!" Hope all is well in Livermore.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 29, 2010 5:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

I think it is from 5/2/70

Something like "Calm down, you've got us all night"

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Apr 29, 2010 6:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

this was cool ;

Jerry to audience; I would do whatever I could to make you happy,

Bobby ; Are you sincere? (ha ha)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX-JOAG42k8&;feature=related

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 29, 2010 7:17am
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Awesome - one of my favorites

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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 28, 2010 5:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

My favorite Jerry quotes remind me of what a World Class Contrarian he was.

He loved taking the opposite , smart, outlaw view on whatever it was that people were talking about at the time.

In the Sixties when everyboby had their panties in a bunch about 'selling out' Jerry said, and I paraphrase here, 'We'd love to sell out, we just don't know who's buying."
And when everybody was calling cops pigs, he said, 'If you call them pigs, that's what they will become.'

In the Seventies when the Nixon administration had more than a coupla people freaked out , he said (again I crudely paraphrase), 'That's OK; the weirder they get on their end, the more space we have to explore on ours.'

Later in the decade when disco music had everybody tweaked, Jerry spoke to how all music came from the same place. Kind of from a 'How can disco music be bad?' perspective.

So imagine my surprise when I read in one of the books after his passing how he had been watchng some heavy metal video in the nineties and switched it off in disgust with the comment, "It's just so mindless.'
What? Mindless? What about, 'All music comes from the same place?'

The point?
The point is that all things that are said are said in a context.
And contexts change, because time passes. And people change, and age, and forget with the passage of time.....
And still, somehow, a lot of the things that Jerry said I remember vividly and really love.

Nice thread LIA.


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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Apr 28, 2010 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

trails>>>swoop!! :)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A85kgxGjSOA&;NR=1

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Apr 29, 2010 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

"Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us."

Kind of surprised not to see this one already. Very apropos given the direction our country has been going for the past 20 years.

Really like this one too,

"What is life but being conscious? And good and evil are manifestations of consciousness. If you reject one, you're not getting the whole thing that's there to be had."

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 28, 2010 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

good thread...mine is the one that we can all recite at once, though memory fails, about "...all we want is to move the human race ahead a step or two...", which you'd think I'd take the time to find and place here, but we all know it from the smoking interview in 67 or so...

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Poster: dirt M0nk Date: Apr 28, 2010 12:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

thats from the sixty minutes interview with harry reasoner ... how to pick a favorite Jerry quote ..hmm.. " Who Are You People Anyway ? " from the RKO press conference .. cracks me up everytime ..

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 28, 2010 1:01pm
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Yeah, or the one about "...Dead heads...need to get a life..." (I paraphrase).

Another classic, of the "intense, I am IN to this!" Jerry is from banter at Harding:

"If you were home listening to the show, or if you ARE home listening to the show, you are hearing the music FASTER than you are if you are in the hall!?" to which Bob chimes "we won't bore you with lengthy explanations of this phenomenon"...though he stumbles on "lengthy"...per Bob.

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Poster: dirt M0nk Date: Apr 28, 2010 1:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

" everybody just be nice to everybody "

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 28, 2010 12:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

Maybe not the best, but I've always liked the one from the Shorline Summer Solstice show in...89? Not sure and too lazy to look it up at the moment. Anyway, there is a prolonged space between songs in the first set where Bobby is having some ongoing issues with his equipment. Jerry looks over at Bobby, pushes his glasses up his nose and approaches the mic with a grin:
"Bobby's have a little trouble with his stuff"
This always struck as quite funny with it's possible multi-level interpretations. Electronic difficulties...or short-short wardrobe malfunction? The mind boggles.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 28, 2010 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

"The Grateful Dead are like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice, REALLY like licorice."

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 28, 2010 3:03pm
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Man, your name always makes this a difficult statement. I like Grendelschoice's choice.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Apr 28, 2010 7:19pm
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so if you really like it does that mean you think its Grendelschoice's choice choice?

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Poster: high flow Date: May 1, 2010 5:23pm
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When I wanna lay down a few bucks I skip the choice and order Grendelschoice's Prime Choice.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 28, 2010 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

feel free to just say "I like Grendel's Choice" instead ;-)

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 28, 2010 12:52pm
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It's not a quote, but I like to hear Jerry cutting-up with Grisman on Shady Grove. Sometimes they even impressed themselves.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Apr 28, 2010 6:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

"Our strong suit is what we do, and our audience." ---J.G.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Apr 29, 2010 7:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

there is one I heard not too long ago that cracked me up...
Damn...can't remember what show.
During a break between songs (some kind of technical issues)Jerry tells the crowd to feel free to talk amongst your various selves. Followed quickly by Are you even aware that you have various selves??

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Poster: wineland Date: Apr 28, 2010 4:04pm
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Maybe not my favorite quote, but this one cracked me up...

"I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 per cent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves."

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Poster: user unknown Date: Apr 28, 2010 2:32pm
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"America is still mostly xenophobic and racist. That's the nature of America, I think. "

"Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. "

but I think my favorite has to be...
"For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part."

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Poster: headgdhead Date: Apr 29, 2010 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Garcia Quote?

but I think my favorite has to be...
"For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part."

Ditto!

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Apr 28, 2010 11:45pm
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My favorite Garcia quote is this one:

"I've always thought the Grateful Dead should be sponsored by the government or something. It should be a public service, you know, and they should set us up at places that need to get high. That's the kind of thing we should be doing. We shouldn't be in 'business'." 1972

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Poster: Purple Gell Date: Apr 28, 2010 2:29pm
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"Marijuana exhibit A"
from the Woodstock Movie

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 28, 2010 2:53pm
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Hey--you are clearly a "new" 'purple gel' (old time poster of fame hereabouts), so just curious...multiposter or newbie?

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Apr 28, 2010 4:54pm
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for some reason I was not able to login w/ the old name, thus purple gell. now I can logon w the original name....go figure

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 28, 2010 5:01pm
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Outstanding! Good to see you old friend, really good to see you.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 28, 2010 1:15pm
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not a quote but him talking about bundt cake wedges during the set break from the ppv 87 nye show

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 28, 2010 1:46pm
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"Rock, we need more persian."

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Apr 28, 2010 2:22pm
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"Be Nice" :)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 28, 2010 2:26pm
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thank Gawd they won last night...Lakers.

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Poster: Purple Gell Date: Apr 28, 2010 2:36pm
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"Marijuna Exhibit A"
Woodstock Movie

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Apr 28, 2010 3:21pm
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I thought Garcia was a Bill Walton fan, and would have probaly relished every thrashing the Blazers, Sonics, and Celtics put on that club in the regal purple and gold, (Garish uni.'s if you ask me, but my Cavs aren't known for laid back duds either.

oh, are you making a funny? (about last night's whoopin)

'Bron ain't laughin', he hurt his funny bone. As for myself, I can break the thunders loss down to this: It's the extreme tilt to the left in LA that make a team from Red State Okla shoot cock-eyed. Hopefully they will adjust for g#6 and take the "Fakers out in 7,

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 28, 2010 3:51pm
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Oh--sorry, Hipster; my orig post on the Lakers was meant for BD, since he and I go back and forth on bball herabouts a great deal.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Apr 28, 2010 4:00pm
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"And, if you've followed the Lakers as long as me, you can take any abuse anyone else can dish out. If you're not a Celtics fan, you don't have much ground to stand on agin me, eh?"


Quite all right WT, I actually had a heathy respect for both the Celts and Lakers, when I was younger. As I've said in the past when you call Cleveland the home team, you learn to develop a thick skin, of course thick skin trampled by; Da Bulls, Braves, Marlins,Broncos, Steelers, even occasionaly the team from down south (Bengals)So, my fakers comment was thrown in the spirit of a few to many beers in the peanut gallery.

If we (Cavs) can put the green men from Boston to sleep, Well then we're home free to steal us some magic. Christ talk about an up hill climb... Now I'm bummed again... the bright spot is ( dimmer than a baby's nightlite) Jamison is coming around and our bench contiues to be a threat. In Boston it's a totally different game, We are already battered and the Celts will get physical, but with any luck the calls won't all go Bostons way, KG throws one of several hissy's and LBJ is break dancin on the sidelines, LMAO at that...Peace PM

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Poster: BataviaSparky Date: Apr 28, 2010 8:20pm
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For what its worth, yours truly witnessed in person the game 4 schooling LeBron and co. put on my hometown Bulls, causing me to make this BOLD prediction: CAVS WILL SWEEP BOSTON!!!! 4-0 Bet on it, fellas

Asfor JG quote, my faves have been taken so I'll offer up my favorite vocal flub - from Touch of Gray - "see you got your lidt out, so take a pee and get out" Heard it on the Dead hour once, am not sure when it's from. Anyone heard that one and know its origin?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 28, 2010 8:31pm
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Lets hope so (though, if the Lakers do make it, I'd prefer a tired out Cavs team...).

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Poster: mickmac Date: Apr 28, 2010 9:09pm
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I don't mind cavs but I draw the line at cankles.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Apr 28, 2010 9:05pm
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I'm gonna try and steal some of your optimisim, here, Barring no serious injury w/ 'Bron's elbow, I feel you have a decent shot at your 4-0 prediction. Really sux waiting for the Bucks and Hawks to fight it out, Meanwhile Orlando is sitting in the rocking chair, and we're are up again Saturday. Crap! Oh well fun times here on the North Coast.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 29, 2010 7:34am
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Aren't the Celts better than the Bulls?

Cavs in 6. It won't be easy. And I'm a Cavs fan.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Apr 29, 2010 8:37am
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That sounds more realistic.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 28, 2010 5:02pm
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Oh, I hope/assume you knew it was all in good fun; I am not one of those fans that takes it too seriously (though ask the wife about now!).

Recalling we have chatted now about the bball love we share--and I wouldn't be surprised if this is "your" yr. I defn see you coming out of the East, and well, as I always say, IF they play like they are capable (big "if), then I think Lakers/Cavs will be a great series.

But, as we have all seen of late, too many questions remain for my team: Bynum, the bench, and Artest's love of the 3 pt line...fingers crossed.

You guys look pretty good; I hope Shaq works out for ya...

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Apr 28, 2010 5:14pm
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Shag's fine, at least IMO. His lack of finesse makes me laugh, the damn ball rarely cooperates for him, (with his finger roll move). It can't be easy for a 38 yr old big man to spin and jam with authority nightly. And if I'm critiquing, well then his post up and pick&roll leave some to be desired.
I'm hosetly worried about our rotation now (Shaq getting to many minutes). But that's why they pay him the big bucks.

Hold on this is Garcia's thread, well...never mind

Favorite Garcia qoute; 2nd place "I'll get up and fly away"

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Poster: Daddy D Date: May 12, 2010 10:20am
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I'm calling 911--people are hijacking this otherwise very cool thread!! Enough of the sports talk, you all need to get back to favorite Garcia quotes! Quite a few of these I had either not heard or forgotten about, and yes, he was a truly cool cat! Like the publisher of Rolling Stone said, Garcia was one of the few truly articulate rock stars he ever interviewed. I'm sure I'm not paraphrasing what he said correctly, but I think that was the gist of it.

It's crazy how much I still miss Jerry (RIP) . . .

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Poster: hippie64 Date: May 12, 2010 10:52am
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one of my favorites; "But hey, when you live in Watts, you need a little smack to get by, you know what I mean? You need something soft and comfortable in your life, 'cause you're not going to get it from what's around you. And society isn't going to give it to you"

Many more http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jerry_garcia.html

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: May 12, 2010 10:35am
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Articulate? Yes. But he had other qualities commented on by journalists:

http://malfalfa1.tripod.com/garciainterview.htm

Excerpt: This interview with Jerry Garcia's love for acoustic guitars was conducted during the spring of 1985. From the moment he walked into his living room, it was apparent that Garcia was in physically bad shape. His prodigious body odor preceded him by the room’s length, and his beard and dirty black t-shirt were dusted with white powder. Fingers on both hands were blackened from their tips to the second knuckle. (Just four days later, Garcia was arrested in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for smoking heroin in his parked car, a habit which likely accounted for the tar-stained fingers.) A few minutes into our conversation, Jerry toked on a joint of sensemilla and then fished a large rock of cocaine from his pocket. He chopped it into several rough rails, bent over, and snorted the whole thing without missing a beat of our conversation. Despite the drugs, Garcia proved to be both intense and articulate. He locked eyes throughout the interview, spoke quickly and seldom looked away.


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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 28, 2010 3:46pm
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Actually, I don't recall any DEAD related sports stuff, other than for the Niners and the Giants, maybe A's?

Anyone else?

I think the Walton love went one way--but don't recall (ie, Bill loved them, but didn't keep up in the 80s and 90s to know if it was returned?).

And, if you've followed the Lakers as long as me, you can take any abuse anyone else can dish out. If you're not a Celtics fan, you don't have much ground to stand on agin me, eh?

JK. But you get the idea.

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Poster: headgdhead Date: Apr 29, 2010 12:34pm
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"Actually, I don't recall any DEAD related sports stuff, other than for the Niners and the Giants, maybe A's? "

They outfitted the Lithuanian Olympic basketball team back in '92 after the break up of the USSR.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 29, 2010 1:27pm
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Very good! I do recall that--now...good catch.

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Poster: dirt M0nk Date: Apr 28, 2010 2:19pm
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" It's pretty clear now that what looked like it might have been some kind of counterculture is, in reality, just the plain old chaos of undifferentiated weirdness ” Jerry Garcia

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 28, 2010 7:09pm
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I like that.
God, he really was a cool dude, wasn't he?

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Apr 28, 2010 3:27pm
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"I mean, whatever kills you kills you, and your death is authentic no matter how you die."

or

"Constantly choosing the lesser of 2 evils is still choosing evil".